Progress you can really see: New ribbon of asphalt marks new US 93 lanes in Wickenburg

Progress you can really see: New ribbon of asphalt marks new US 93 lanes in Wickenburg

By Garin Groff / ADOT Communications
May 2, 2024
An aerial view of a highway construction project.

We recently let you know that a US 93 widening project in Wickenburg is 80 percent complete; we can now share another new development making the project even closer to completion. 

Asphalt paving is currently underway on the highway’s new northbound lanes as work continues to transform a 4-mile section of a two-lane roadway into a four-lane divided highway.

All this activity is occurring next to the existing roadway, which means traffic can continue to flow normally on US 93 through Wickenburg with only minimal construction-related impacts. No restrictions are anticipated during the day, weekends or holidays to minimize delays for drivers.

Work on the $51 million project is expected to continue through this year. When completed, this new section of divided highway will improve the flow of traffic and safety on this busy highway that is the most direct route between the Phoenix and Las Vegas areas. As part of the project, ADOT is adding four new roundabouts at Rincon, Cope, Vulture Mine and Scenic Loop roads.

The widening project is part of ADOT’s long-term vision to transform the entire 200-mile section of US 93 from Wickenburg to the Hoover Dam bypass into a modern four-lane divided highway. ADOT has invested nearly $500 million in improvement projects on this corridor in the past several years.

Upcoming construction activities include: 

  • Raised center medians
  • Frontage roads
  • Lighting, drainage systems and erosion control

For more information, please visit the project web page at

Paving is underway next to the existing roadway that’s handling both directions of traffic on US 93. 

Wickenberg Paving Package with Sound from ADOT Vimeo-External on Vimeo.

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